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2016

Preventing Scams Presentation to be Held at Placerville Senior Center
 
Department:
 
Health and Human Services Agency

Date:
11/18/2016
Contact:
Star Walker

Phone:
(530) 621-6255

 El Dorado County senior residents are invited to attend a special presentation on how to avoid scams. The free workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center, located at 937 Spring Street in Placerville.  

Leading professionals from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will conduct the presentation to include discussion about: Affinity Marketing and Affinity Fraud, “Ponzi” and “Pyramid Schemes”, Time Share Scams, Lotteries and Sweepstakes Scams, Grandparent Scams, Foreign Scam Letters, Cyber Fraud, Social Security Scams, and more.

“We are very excited to host this workshop and raise awareness on the impacts of fraudulent and financial crimes (scams), particularly those that can affect the older adult population,” said Star Walker, program coordinator with the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. “This will be a great opportunity for our senior residents to ask questions and learn how to protect themselves and their assets.” 

In addition to FBI officials, local law enforcement officials will be in attendance at the workshop to provide an overview of local scams happening in our area. There will be plenty of time for questions. “Please join us for this special opportunity to speak with some of the Country’s leading professionals with expertise in scams,” added Walker. For more information, please contact Walker at (530) 621-6255. For additional information about programs offered through the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency visit www.edcgov.us/hhsa.

 

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